Educator, interaction design practitioner and software developer.
Grav Course Hub Project
Flipping the LMS with an
Open and Collaborative Web Platform
EDUCATOR AND EXPERIENCE DESIGN CONSULTANT
Paul D Hibbitts
What is a ‘Flipped’ LMS?
“A flipped LMS approach is where an open platform,
in the control of course participants,
serves as an alternative front-end to the institutional LMS.”
Why ‘Flip’ the LMS?
- To support pedagogical goals unmet by the current LMS
- To deliver a better student (and facilitator) experience
- To increase capability of access, sharing and collaboration
What to ‘Flip’ the LMS With?
An open and collaborative platform
Some Key Benefits
of Flat-file CMSs for Educators
- No database means little (or no) IT involvement needed
- Increased portability, as moving a site now only requires simply copying files to another location
- Takes full advantage of the collaborative ecosystem now available (i.e. GitHub, GitLab, etc.)
Fall 2015 CMPT 363
Flipped-LMS approach using Grav CMS + GitHub as an open and collaborative platform, along with the Canvas LMS
So, what did updating this
course hub site look like
for the instructor (i.e. me)?
How long would that
~ 30 Seconds
(your mileage may vary)
Open Source Grav Course Hub
Comes in Two Flavours:
Foundation and Bootstrap
What Skills are Required?
Intended for 'Tech-savvy' educators:
Code editor usage (e.g. Atom or Brackets)
Markdown or HTML basics
Understanding folder hierarchies (i.e. relative links)
Web server access
GitHub working knowledge (recommended)
Thank you! Q&A to Follow
- Contact Info
- Grav CMS
- Course Hub
Open Apereo 2016 - Grav Course Hub Project: Flipping the LMS with an Open and Collaborative Platform
By Paul Hibbitts